Day 40. Nailed the bass line

Today I finally played 1432 combination across the fretboard and almost fully mastered the bass part for When I Come Around.

1234 exercise

I played the final combination across the neck today – 1432. Hopefully by the end of this week I’ll be able to consider all six of them done to start practicing new ones.

1234 on the 1-12 frets

8th notes at 170 bpm. Almost perfect this time. Tomorrow I’ll try 16th notes at 90 bpm.

1243 on the 1-12 frets

8th notes at 150 bpm. I wasn’t warmed up enough so this attempt was not my best. Will try to improve it tomorrow.

1324 on the 1-12 frets

8th notes at 150 bpm. Played it decently.

1342 on the 1-12 frets

8th notes at 150 bpm. There were some minor issues but still pretty well played.

1423 on the 1-12 frets

8th notes at 150 bpm. Fun to play combination.

1432 on the 1-12 frets

8th notes at 150 bpm. Finally I tried to play it on the whole fretboard. It was much better than my similar attempt to do it a few days ago.

12-13-14-23-24-34 on the 5th fret

8th notes at 110 bpm. The hardest combinations are 24 and 34. They really made my hand feel some muscle pain which is not completely great. Thought I would practice them separately for a few times to get my hand used to them.

Strumming

Module 12 pattern

120 bpm. Repeated this exercise at the same speed to get cleaner sound.

When I Come Around

I played full song for a several times off-camera while the videos I recorder were transferring to my computer in order to free some phone memory and record the last video for today. That’s the result. I played the song along with the original recording at the full speed. My hammer-ons and pull-offs are not perfect, definitely needed more power. But I suppose I just got tired of all the attempts that were made off-camera. Think I’m ready to record the cover.

Summary

Well, the day has come. Tomorrow I’ll start the cover recording.

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